London, Dec. 4 (ANI): England coach Fabio Capello has told injury-hit Rio Ferdinand not tot rush his return.
Manchester United ace Ferdinand is sidelined with a back complaint believed to be at the root of his other injuries.
Capello is insisting the centre-back should play again only when he is completely recovered - even if that is not until well into the new year.
The Sun quoted Capello, as saying: "It's too far away to decide about Ferdinand. Look at Italy, Alessandro Nesta was injured for a year, now he's the best and everyone is saying, 'Please come back in the national team'.
"It's not a worry if Rio is not fit in January because he can be playing in March or April. Rio has told me lots of times that he will be fit. I hope he is right because it is really important that the best players will be fit." (ANI)